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Policy Alert: Amendment to Strike Section 116 failed, but it was close

July 14, 2017

Policy Alert The amendment to strike Section 116 related to Johnson Amendment enforcement failed by a vote of 24 to 28. The vote on nonpartisanship was not by party line as feared. Two Republicans, Charles Dent (R-PA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) voted with all Democrats to remove the measure that would make it virtually impossible… Read More ›

PUBLIC POLICY ALERT: Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship

PUBLIC POLICY ALERT Please review and think about joining the large number of nonprofits in this endeavor Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship   Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Under Attack in Congress Nonpartisanship is a cornerstone principle that has strengthened the public’s trust of the charitable community. Yet the longstanding legal protection (known as the Johnson Amendment)… Read More ›

Important Call to Action from the National Council of Nonprofits

Keeping Politics at Bay for Charitable Nonprofits and Foundations Oppose Efforts to Repeal or Weaken the “Johnson Amendment”   Is it too much to ask that the charitable nonprofit and foundation community be respected and protected as the safe space from the damaging effects of partisan politics? The immediate answer from scores of 501(c)(3) leaders… Read More ›

1/8/16 ADVOCACY UPDATE: THE IRS HAS RETRACTED REGULATIONS FOR DONOR INFORMATION – THANKS TO YOU!

January 8th, 2016: UPDATE:  The Treasury Department and IRS announced today that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation that you worked so hard to defeat. Together, we did it! The proposed regulations would added a new informational tax return (“Donee Report”) would have required the nonprofit using it to collect the donor’s name, address, and Social… Read More ›

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